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De’Aaron Fox playing vs Tennessee amid ankle injury; Video of him warming up

It looks like UK’s injured point guard will play in Knoxville.

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It’s official now. De’Aaron Fox will start tonight when Kentucky tips off vs Tennessee.

However, Mychal Mulder remains out due to an illness, which sidelined him during Saturday’s win over South Carolina. It’s unclear when he’ll return to action.

The Kentucky Wildcats will have De’Aaron Fox when they take on the Tennessee Volunteers.

During UK’s pregame radio show, former Wildcat Rex Chapman said Fox was good to go and starting tonight. He’s now out on the floor warming up:

Fox sustained an ankle injury during Saturday’s win over South Carolina, but it looks like he’s good to go tonight in Knoxville.

Fox is currently averaging 16.2 points, 6.0 assists and 1.6 steals per game. His 6.0 assists ranks 16th in the country, fourth among all freshmen and first in the SEC, while his 2.8 assist-to-turnover ratio is first in the conference. His 114 assists are ahead of where Ulis (108) sat through the first 19 games last year when he went on to break the school’s single-season assists record.

When Fox went out Saturday Isaiah Briscoe and Dominique Hawkins shared the point guard duties. Briscoe has been getting the bulk of the backup point guard minutes this season, and he’s typically been solid doing so.

However, the sophomore finished with seven turnovers vs four assists and no points on 0-of-2 shooting vs the Gamecocks. Hawkins was easily the most effective of the two at running the point. The senior finished with a career-high seven assists vs two turnovers with five points on 1-of-4 shooting.